Family Friendly Accomodation Review – Cremorne Point, Sydney

Cremorne Point Manor

Here’s an accommodation idea for families travelling to Sydney who’d like to avoid the madding mid-city crowds.

Take a look at the family suite at Cremorne Point Manor and you just might be delighted.

Well set up for families

The family suite has two rooms, one with a queen bed and the other with bunks and a single. There’s one ensuite bathroom and a TV in each room, plus a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

The décor is cute, with some eye-catching art on the walls. But best of all, this is one of the most scenic parts of Sydney and a bit of a well-kept secret.

Cremorne Point Manor
This 4-star guest house has been extensively renovated and aims to be a real home away from home. Families are welcome, there are high chairs in the breakfast room and a hard floor. So much better than carpet when you have kids and food combined in my experience.

If you come by car, there is free street parking, very rare for a Sydney hotel.

Minutes by ferry to the City

You can catch the ferry in and enjoy the hubbub of Darling Harbour and all the city delights. But to return to the tranquility of Cremorne Point and the family-friendly atmosphere of this hotel would make a stay much more relaxing.

Cremorne Point
On the north side of the Harbour, Cremorne Point is a long peninsula. There are many grand old buildings here, and spectacular views of the harbour, the city and out to the heads from the Point.

Spectacular views

Best of all, the entire foreshore is reserve, and there is a beautiful walk all around the Point where you can enjoy the multi-million dollar views without spending a cent.

Ferries can take you over to the city in just 9 minutes, and they are rather glorious minutes as the views and vistas are so beautiful.

MacCallum Pool

But wait, there’s more on the Point for families to enjoy.

MacCallum Pool

This ocean baths lies on the west side of Cremorne Point and really is one of Sydney’s hidden jewels. It is completely free to use and has brilliant views. There are shallow areas where little kids can splash, parents and older siblings might enjoy doing a few laps.

Cremorne Point Playground

Cremorne Point Playground
There’s an excellent playground at the Point. It was being re-done when these photos were taken, but you will get the idea.  The playground has seats, plenty shade, toilets alongside and great equipment. It isn’t at all fenced though and the water is very close by so little children need to be watched very closely.

Cremorne Point Lighthouse
This is a side trip for adults and older children only. Follow the path past the playground and you get to the point of the Point, then go down some rough stone steps and then down a ladder and you are right out at the Lighthouse. This is a great spot for fishing, and just for sitting watching the nautical world go by.

The above post is courtesy of Seana Smith. Seana was born and brought up in Scotland. She became a passionate fulltime Sydneysider 14 years ago when she turned up with her husband and her first son.  Three more children came along to add further chaos.

Seana’s first book was ‘Sydney For Under Fives’ now in its third edition. Seana blogs at: Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel. Her latest book is ‘Sydney’s Best Beaches For Kids.’

Seana loves sharing her knowledge of Sydney’s best places for families. Drop in anytime!